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World Water Day 2018: 21 mesmerising pictures of water bodies across India

World Water Day 2018: From the celebrations of Chhath Puja in Bihar, the constructions coming up on Ganga, farmers crossing the Ganga river in Koilwar, the ghats of Varanasi to the first rain in the Capital, the photos form a beautiful melange of different forms of water bodies.

As people across the world come together to commemorate March 22 as World Water Day, here are some photos by National Photo Editor of Indian Express group Neeraj Priyadarshi, who was working on a project photographing water bodies across the heart of India. From the celebrations of Chhath Puja in Bihar, the constructions coming up on the Ganga, farmers crossing the Ganga river in Koilwar, the ghats of Varanasi to the first rain in the Capital, the photos form a beautiful melange of different forms of water bodies. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Women celebrate Chhath Puja, a religious festival in which worshippers take a dip in water while praying to the Sun god. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Construction coming up on the banks of river Ganga. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Construction coming up on river Ganga. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

A woman takes a dip in Yamuna during Chhath Puja. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Kailash Kumar Yadav writes his name and address on his hut which had floated two km away in flood waters from Chandpur village in Purnea district.Yadav wanted to ensure that no one else took possession of his hut.(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Shakuntala Devi peers over the balcony, looking at relatives burn the bodies of their loved ones, at Manikarnika Ghat, Benaras. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

An old woman sits at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Benaras. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Ganga (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

A girl enjoying in the rain at India Gate. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Thick fog engulfs the lake at Deer Park in Safdarjung Enclave, as temperature slides in the national capital in December 2010. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

(Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

The mighty rainwaters of Mumbai. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Goa (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

A flock of pigeons fly over the Vijay Chowk in front of Parliament in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

Farmers cross the Son river in Koilwar. (Express Photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)